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Data Policy Carandus.com

Effective Date: This policy last updated on 3rd July 2015.

How it Works

To create an account on Carandus.com you require the Registration number of your vehicle and you must verify your ownership of that vehicle to the satisfaction of Carandus.com. You will be asked a series of questions which assists Carandus.com in establishing whether you are the owner of the vehicle. While Carandus.com does endeavor to verify your ownership in this way permission by Carandus.com to open an account in Carandus.com using a particular registration, should not, in and of itself, in any way, be seen, or presented by you, as proof of ownership by you of the vehicle carrying that particular registration and the same applies to other users of Carandus.com.

Opening an account on Carandus.com for a vehicle which is not owned by you (or without first obtaining the permission of Carandus.com) is strictly forbidden by Carandus.com, and may be notified to the relevant authorities. Ownership of a vehicle, in this context, means your name is entered as the owner (or keeper) of the vehicle with the official Government licensing authority for the jurisdiction in which your vehicle is registered.

Carandus.com is not an official Government licensing authority for motor vehicles and we accept no liability whatsoever for vehicle registration details and user details and how user details are connected to vehicle registration details on Carandus.com. Acceptance of this liability clause is an express condition of use of Carandus.com.

As part of the Carandus.com experience the user can offer a vehicle for sale on Carandus.com. All individuals are advised to exercise caution: if buying, or selling, a vehicle on or off Carandus.com all individuals should ALWAYS verify, or allow to be verified, the official ownership documentation for the vehicle (in the case of Ireland this is the Vehicle Registration Certificate (VRC); in the case of the UK this is the V5C Registration Certificate), including the official number on that documentation, the 16-digit Chassis Number (VIN), and any other relevant official documentation which shows ownership of a vehicle vests in a particular individual, according to the official Government licensing authority for the jurisdiction in which the vehicle is registered, or make any other enquiries necessary to establish ownership of a vehicle vests in a particular individual.

Carandus.com is presently restricted to vehicles registered in the following countries: Ireland; and England, Wales, Scotland,Northern Ireland (UK). Carandus.com cannot work with vehicles registered elsewhere.

Sale of Vehicle

If you are no longer the owner of a vehicle which you have registered with Carandus.com you have the option to select “sold” on your social profile in Carandus.com. Carandus.com may inform you that the vehicle which you have registered with Carandus.com has changed ownership. In either event you will no longer be able to update details in relation to that vehicle or present your ownership in that vehicle any longer on Carandus.com. When you register a vehicle on Carandus.com you will have access to some official vehicular data which is populated by Carandus.com for each vehicle registered by a user. This data includes information like make and model, vehicle registration number, taxation band, basic environmental information, Car Test due date (e.g. MOT, NCT etc.), and ownership change dates.

You can also post material about your own vehicle, service history records, for instance. When you sell the vehicle you will no longer have access to the official vehicular information via your Carandus.com account, for that particular vehicle, and you cannot keep information about that particular vehicle up-to-date but you will continue to retain your social profile. Your social profile is all the content which you upload to Carandus.com and does not include official vehicular information. Carandus.com will transfer automatically your social profile to the next vehicle you register your ownership in on Carandus.com.

The vehicle Registration Number is displayed but your full name isn’t!

Carandus.com does display the vehicle registration number as this is an intrinsic part of the Carandus.com experience and allows Carandus.com to populate official vehicular data to your car profile as well as permit you to post specific content concerning your vehicle to Carandus.com. While Carandus.com will request your full name for verification purposes when opening an account Carandus.com will never display your full name – only your first name. Carandus.com discourages you from displaying your first name on Carandus.com by asking you to give your car on Carandus.com a pseudoname or nickname.

Users are reminded that while Carandus.com will not display your full name we cannot give the same assurance in relation to content held about you on other sites to which you share your Carandus.com content. For example, if you share Carandus.com content with other social networking sites – to which you have given your permission to display your full name and other Personal Details – then you may have permitted a user of both sites to link your full name and other Personal Details from that other site with your Car Registration on Carandus.com.

Collecting Your Content and Other Information

Once you have created an account on Carandus.com for a vehicle you own we collect the content and other information you provide when you use Carandus.com, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use Carandus.com.

We collect content and information that other people provide when they use Carandus.com, including information about you, such as when they share a photo of you or send a message to you. We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to or set up on Carandus.com and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to interact with.

We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access Carandus.com including attributes such as device locations through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals, the operating system, connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.

How is your information shared?

People use Carandus.com to connect and share with others. When you post content using Carandus.com you can control who gets to see that content. You can, for example, restrict your post to people who are “watching” your vehicle on Carandus.com or to members of a particular group, or to the public.

Public information is any information you share with a public audience, as well as information in your Public Profile which you choose to make available to the public. These people are not necessarily users of Carandus.com. In some cases, people you share content with may re-share this content with others who are not necessarily users of Carandus.com. If the ownership or control of all or part of Carandus.com or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

Carandus.com collects this data for three purposes: to ensure the effectiveness of the user experience; to tailor content for your needs; and to profile your usage and deliver relevant commercial content. We do this without ever sharing your personal details with any third party.

We work with third party companies who help us provide and improve Carandus.com or who use advertising or related products, which makes it possible to operate Carandus.com. When Carandus.com communicates with third parties in this way we only provide non-personally identifiable information. In other words, we might provide information that a female user in Dublin is interested in BMW. Personally identifiable information is information like name or email address that can by itself be used to contact you or identifies you. So, for example, we may provide information about the reach and effectiveness of partner advertising or partner features on Carandus.com without providing information that personally identifies you, or, we will aggregate the information so that it does not identify you. This allows these partners to better understand their audience on Carandus.com and allows us to better tailor your Carandus.com experience for you.

An exception to the rule on disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information is when we need to assist with law enforcement requests or investigation into possible breaches of the Terms or where you have given us your permission that these details can be disclosed. We may need to respond to law enforcement requests in Ireland or the UK or jurisdictions outside of Ireland or the UK. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to detect and prevent, or address issues of, fraud and other illegal activity, or necessary to protect Carandus.com or its users.

How can I manage or delete information about me?

You can manage the content and information you share when you use Carandus.com through your social profile on Carandus.com. You can delete your account any time and when you do so we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and comments and messages. Please be aware that information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account.

Use of Cookies

The Company may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and log in information as well as providing personalized functionality.

The Company reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into the Site another site that relies on third-party cookies).

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on the Site.